School resumes at Katoomba High School

Katoomba High School will resume operations on Monday 16 March.

15 March 2020

As you are aware, a member of the Katoomba High School community was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The school will resume operations this Monday 16 March. We thank the school community for their support while we worked with NSW Health to ensure the school is ready for staff and students to return in a safe and healthy environment.

The NSW Department of Education and NSW Health are working closely to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff is maintained. This work has included identifying close contacts of the confirmed case and communicating directly with them regarding their requirement to self-isolate.

The students and staff identified as close contacts were asked to self-isolate for 14 days and not return to school until this time has elapsed.

A 'close contact' is a person who has spent significant time either face-to-face (15 mins) or in an enclosed space (two hours or more).

The school has been cleaned in accordance with advice from NSW Health and is ready for school to resume on Monday.

The school will be vigilant in implementing the department's infection control procedures including daily cleaning in accordance with normal protocols, the promotion of healthy hygiene habits and will make hand sanitiser available for staff and students to use while at school.

All staff and students should remain at home if they are unwell. Those who become unwell will be sent home and asked to stay away until they are well.

We look forward to classes as normal on Monday and students resuming their normal activities.

Further information from NSW Health.

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